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Functioning of the Multinational Corporation: A Global Comparative Study is a collection of papers that discusses the roles played my multinational corporation in addressing societal problems. The title outlines and analyzes the issues and conflicts between multinational corporations and states. The text first covers the concept of multinational corporations. Next, the selection tackles global issues, such as economic independence, socio-cultural impact of transnational enterprises, and transfer-pricing problems. The text also deals with strategies, policy making, and organizational adaptability of multinational corporations. In the last part, the title analyzes the individuals who manage multinational corporations in terms of their backgrounds, education, training, and outlook. The book will be of great interest to sociologists, political scientists, economists, and behavioral scientists.
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1 Multinational Corporations: Issues, Context, and Strategies
Part II: Multinationals and Global-Level Issues
Chapter 2 From Political to Economic Independence: The Historical Context of the New International Economic Order
Chapter 3 Economics Falls Short: The Need for Studies on the Social and Cultural Impact of Transnational Enterprises
Chapter 4 Transfer-pricing Problems and the Multinational Corporations
Part III: Strategies, Policy Making, and Organizational Adaptability of Multinational Corporations
Chapter 5 Strategic Management of Diversified Multinational Corporations
Chapter 6 Multinationals in Industrially Developed Countries: A Comparative Study of American, German, and Japanese Multinationals
Chapter 7 Adaptability of American, European, and Japanese Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries
Chapter 8 Multinationals and the Communist World: A Comparative Study of American, European, and Japanese Multinationals in Eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R.
Chapter 9 A Model of Market Opportunity Expropriation in State-controlled Economies: A Case of the Shipping Industry
Part IV: Managers of Multinational Corporations
Chapter 10 The Man who Manages Multinationals: A Comparative Study of the Profiles, Backgrounds, and Attitudes of Chief Executives of American, European, and Japanese MNCs
Chapter 11 Living in a Dual World: A Comparative Study of Japanese Expatriates and Australian Local Managers
Chapter 12 Japanese Managers and Management in the Western World: A Canadian Experience
Chapter 13 Unresolved Issues: Agenda for Research
About the Contributors
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- © Pergamon 1980
- 1st January 1980
- eBook ISBN:
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